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Federal Reserve Bank’s April Agriculture Report

The Federal Reserve Banks’ Beige Book indicates agricultural conditions were mixed across the country in its April 13, 2016 release.  Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and Dallas Federal Reserve Banks reported poor prospects for agricultural profitability because product prices remained low and input costs remained relatively high. Contacts across Districts noted that compared with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/21/federal-reserve-banks-april-agriculture-report/

April 2016 Weather Summary and 3 Month Outlook

National Weather Service estimates for April 2016 rainfall across the Florida Panhandle. April was a wetter than average month in most locations across the Panhandle, but nothing like the April rains of 2014 and 15.  There were a few pockets in hot pink that had over 10″ of rainfall for the month while portions of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/14/april-2016-weather-summary-and-3-month-outlook/

Celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day – April 10

This gopher tortoise was found in the dune fields on a barrier island – an area where they were once found. Photo: DJ Zemenick The state of Florida has designated Sunday April 10 as “Gopher Tortoise Day”.  The objective is to bring awareness to this declining species and, hopefully, an interest in protecting it.   …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/08/celebrate-gopher-tortoise-day-april-10/

Hearts of Gold 4-H Club Prepares to Purple Up April 8!

Hearts of Gold 4-H Club Hearts of Gold 4-H Club and many others will be sporting the color Purple to support military youth on April 8! Join them celebrating April Month of the Military Child and Purple UP! Day April 8 or April 15. Be creative….the goal is for military youth to see the support …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/07/hearts-of-gold-4-h-club-prepares-to-purple-up-april-8/

April: What’s in Season Now?

Can you believe Florida fresh fruits and veggies are supplied to 160 countries around the globe!  Particularly abundant right now are the vegetables commonly referred to as cruciferous vegetables.   (However, many scientists are starting to favor the term brassica vegetables over cruciferous vegetables)  These nutritious veggies are ones that you will want to eat on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/01/april-whats-in-season-now/

Small Farm Strawberry Field Day – April 18

Join us for the 2016 Gulf Cost Small Farms Strawberry Field Day on April 18th at the West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay, FL. Date: April 18th, 2016 Location: WFREC, 4253 Experiment Dr., Hwy. 182 Jay, FL 32565 TOPICS FOR THE DAY: Strawberry Variety Trial Strawberry Production in a high tunnel versus Field Production Proactive Management …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/19/small-farm-strawberry-field-day-april-18/

Gould Tree Farm Tour April 5

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Meet at the property at 9:00AM CT Jon and Carol Gould, 2006 Florida Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year, manage their 640 acre Tree Farm, with assistance from consulting foresters, and do much of the work themselves. The Tree Farm is managed for sustainable forestry, wildlife, recreation, and aesthetics, and includes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/18/gould-tree-farm-tour-april-5/

Beekeeping in the Panhandle Workshop & Trade Show April 1 & 2

The Beekeeping in the Panhandle Working Group is pleased to offer the 5th Annual Beekeepers Field Day And Trade Show 2016 Beekeeping is one of the fastest growing hobby and commercial endeavors in Florida.  There is much to learn and share about this fascinating trade. The workshop and trade show offers something for every level and …

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Beekeeping in the Panhandle Workshop & Trade Show April 1 & 2

The Beekeeping in the Panhandle Working Group is pleased to offer the 5th Annual Beekeepers Field Day And Trade Show 2016 Beekeeping is one of the fastest growing hobby and commercial endeavors in Florida.  There is much to learn and share about this fascinating trade. The workshop and trade show offers something for every level and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/11/beekeeping-in-the-panhandle-workshop-trade-show-april-1-2-2/

Free Online BQA Certification through April 15

Cattle ranchers have a great training opportunity for both themselves, and their employees.  For a limited time, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc (BIVI) is covering the cost of Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training.  BQA is more than just giving shots correctly.  BQA means training everyone who works in the beef industry about humane animal handling, proper …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/05/free-online-bqa-certification-through-april-15/

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